Looks like Diddy may have lost a key member of his Bad Boy team. According to one of MediaTakeOut.com's faithful readers, Bad Boy's top A&R has just quit. Here's what our reader had to say:
Diddy is a cheapskate.. Dis ni*ga is sitting on a fortune estimated at $250 million and he wouldn't pay his Senior A&R, matter of fact only A&R- Conrad D - the going rate for an A&R of a major label which is about $250,000 a year. Keep in mind Conrad has been at Bad Boy for over 10 years handling projects like:
Young Joc (New Joc City) - 1.5 million copies
Danity Kane (Danity Kane) - 1.3 million copies
Diddy (Press Play) - 800,000 copies
Black Rob, and the list goes on......
Diddy wanted Conrad to handle the following projects for 1st Qtr 2008 releases:
Making The Band 4
Keep in mind he's the only A&R at Bad Boy, so he asked Diddy for a raise. Diddy had the nerve to tell him "he couldn't afford it." And this is after he spent over 1 million dollars on his Kim Porter's son Sweet 16 and did a 100 million dollar joint venture deal with Ciroc Vodka and got Cassie on an allowance of $50,000 per month. Remember Cassie doesn't produce or write her songs and no one would book her for shows because she can't sing live. So how does she live the high life, Diddy that's how?
Conrad resigned immediately!
Diddy's a freaking A*shole!
Anyone looking to be underpaid, overworked and treated like you're an idiot ... Diddy's accepting resumes...
He just bought Kim Porter son a Range Rover and a 1964 Continnental for his bday.
I cant stand that big headed Buster
think his *** dont stink~
5th cheap?? what bout dem chains on ya kid's necks
Why am I not surprised?
i dont like diddy anyway
whoever wants 2 work 4 him iz a ***
nd all dem ppl dat be goin on makin da band r dumb 2 becuz out of all dem ppl dat waz on dat show r not succesful.wat happened 2 danity kane.dont git me started on DA BAND.
Diddy is a punk! and anyway Conrad cant lay Diddy so you know he got nothing coming!
That's so wrong DIDDY!! CHEAP ***...I woulda quit too
Diddy is a Joke...a Big *** Joke...lol
THAT IS A *** SHAME....HOW HE GOT CASSIE LIVING WELL AND SHE DONT EVEN DO SHI.T....IF THIS IS TRUE..DIDDY HAS LOST A GOOD ONE...THIS MAN EVEN GOT DIDDY TO SELL 800,000..IF IT WAS NOT FOR THIS MAN..DIDDY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SOLD "8" RECORDS
*** I cant believe Diddy is so cheap!! All that money hes got. Good Morning Everyone!!
That is how the rich stay rich. Many of us poor folks are to busy spending rich. I was once played like that I am a funeral director I worked for a very well of one he was rolling around Rolls Royce Phantoms, a Benltey and a Range Rover. He paid me O.***. But I was getting played.
Thats f***ed up !!!
Wow..But it's not a surprise..I mean look how he treated Laurie Ann Gibson & a lot of other people in the industry. How many artist has Diddy lost over time?..
Diddy is sooo cheap. That's why faith left because he was making all he money and she was living average.
*** diddy......ima start callin him puff daddy again...lol
*** Diddy, its like that???
@Paperboy64, you a cutie!
I could have sworn Slam (isn't that the guys name on MTB?) was an A&R guy at Bad Boy.
Yea that's the rate for a MAJOR label but B Boy is NOT a major. Don't forget Joc's latest and all the albums that bombed sales wise that you conveniently left out their sales numbers. I'll put it to you like this, if ALL those artists had gond gold(500K) or better, it would be a different story not to mention the source for this article is probably lying. That's what y'all specialize in.
Everyone has seem to forgot that this clown has kids in every state that he visits.
so cheap!! thats pitiful maybe if he wouldnt of spend all that money on his step son birthday party he would have some and especially spending it on cassie also but i doubt that is true though.
I CANT STAND DIDDY. He's nothing more than a glorified ***. All his artists are one-hit wonders and then they get some sense and leave his dumb azz to have a real career. He's had beef or a falling out with everyone he brings out. He's found a way to make pimping legal.
*** Diddy, I'm high right now and even I know that good employees are invaluable to a company!! You just f*cked up there Diddy.
~~Anyways, pass the blunt~~~
Diddy has money, he has to have money if he keeps signing wakc people to his label. Danity Kane was cool, but what happened to them and isn't Cherish signed to his label. Everyone needs to be heard..
He spended a million on his step-son, and he won't give a raise to this man who does MORE than him!
My bad... lol
A hot @$$ mess! Yall knew that when he was still rocking that cheap @$$ jheri curl.. lol
smh that doesn't make no *** sense
it seem like everbody that works w/ Diddy
has had a problem w/ him.
Eff that when will there be a name for MTB 4 and a new single
THAT *** LAME AS ***
Oh, I don't believe this one.
Some people just HATE!
I cant believe it but I dont understand why cassie is getting money! is it bc she cute? hell im cute diddy can jus give me some money jus bc! Did i read it right..it said she dont write and she cant sing live so what does she do??? thats real lame of Diddy and I never trusted him he is the *** and I have always believed that he had some thing to do with Bigs death. Has anyone seen that video of big getting *** wit Puff in the truck and why the dued driving aint speed off when he heard the ***? he wasnt *** and he ran over to the curb like he was hit and coldnt press the gas???? some funy *** going on in Diddy's life and he will get it so i aint worried? its just a shame that he has to be that way!!
Thats a lot of money for A&R 250,000, those dudes make that much money.
DIDDY LOVES HIMSELF TO MUCH DIDDY ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS THIS AIN'T NEWS
If you want the best, you pay for the best. Diddy's standards have sunk to new lows. Selfish selfish man. What goes around, comes around. Donnie will cheat on him with Cassie.
That's funny! I think everyone knows Diddy is cheap, this has been tru since the beginning of time. But people still wanna work with him because he does, weather they like it or not, put people on the map. Look at any of his artist who left him, lil Kim, 112, Total... the list goes on and on. Where are they now, and if they are on another label they arn't making too much headlines or at least makin' what Diddy was payin' them so I think people know what they are getting into when they ask to work for Diddy. Stop Cryin' it's still more that the average person makes!!!!
*** DIDDY IT'S LIKE THAT.
child support takes up most of that
All I know is his 'Making the Band' groups are flops.
I beleive this one because he acts like a slave driver. He should have paid that Conrad's worth. Conrad was right to wake up and smell the bullsh*t. Well JD is in town now he can see what he wants to do.
Diddy has enough money to do watever he wants...He's the last person who needs to tell anyone wat he can't afford and he to cheap to pay someone who did all that 4 him and thought he could get away with it ...Being Diddy only gets you so far...With that kind of treatment anyone would have left.
Go figures he just tryna pay 4 them babies give him a break
I feel ya darkmommie he is a nasty person overall to me. He doesn't know how to treat people! This is not the first time i heard this about Diddy!! Let him keep on and he'll fall on his face sooner or later!
Stop hating ppl on diddy, if so many of you say he is such a fool (yeah he ain't most talented performer for sure, but he is a bit more than fool), then maybe you are all fools if and idiot manage make him self a millionare and second richest rapper in whole world?
Just shake ya headz he has millionz and you have just couple rude words to him. If he acts a fool, let him be.
why yall say "Kim Porter's son"? Thats his son and we allllll know fam comes first. So, he may be cheap but who cares how much he spent on HIS child for his birthday. His A&R aint family.
yall just now figuring that out
How you think he stays so RICH?
Never liked that dude.
I've heard this before that he is real cheap old buck toothed *** needs to stop.
I BELIEVE THAT SH*T, THEY FORGOT TO ADD HOW MUCH HE SPENDS ON THAT JERRYCURL IN HIS HEAD.
Its more to the story...where will he work now?
Let's not forget how he played shine and turned his back on him during his trail and shine had to pay for his own lawyer; so you no he's no good.
I also heard that he paid black rob and G.Dep by buying them things instead of paying them the actual money.
Him and Baby must be best friends. Because everybody leave Bad Boy because of money issues just like everybody left Cash Money (except for Lil Wayne) because of money.
For a second I thought it was Harvey Pierre but then againg he keeps his lips nice and slippery with constant chapstick. ;)
Seriously, If this guy is so good he *** have a problem landing somewhere else. BUT if he's like most black employees at black labels he's getting money for riding the main earners coattail and in this case it's Puff. At every black label there's about 3-4 people who really know what they're doing out of dozens. Most of the real work and support is done through the major which in this case is Warner. Also, black music is falling off big time. Unless Conrad can go out there and find the next Justin Timberlake or Robin Thicke (sorry that's what passes for black artists today. lol) he should take the free money he was getting and be quiet. *** always believing there own hype. In his heyday Puff had a team of producers called the Hitmen. They made the classic Bad Boy hits and many got big headed. They all stepped out on their own and they're all footnotes in music history now. People really need to stop reading their own press clippings and believing it because one thing for sure your boss knows who's really making things happen and it ain't YOU>
How do you get your pic on here first of all??? and we all know that....Puffy sucks!!!
Why the Surprise U Dont Stay Wealthy Giving Away Money Especially TO Someone Who Scouted And Put Together the type of Roster Thats Sell Millions And Makes Diddy A HouseHold name..Hes Need To Money So He Can Keep in Situation Moisterized and Perserve his Sexy..(NO ***)LOL.....Dats Funny besides Conrad D Will get A Job Somewhere Who will PAy Him The money He deserves Theres another label who will appreciate him...Look At His Resume IT Amazing...Keep It Pushing HOmey...Oh Yeah Diddy Giving her Money Cause hes Doing Her....Thats obvious
not a mofo on this planet give a rats *** about PUFFY'S WACK *** NO TALENT HAVING GROUPS!
Danity Kane<<<------is this HORSE TOOTH CLOWN serious? get a REAL group with actual talent! these btches is nothing but a low-rent broke *** version of destiny's child!
Making The Band 4<<<<-----please!! just stop this foolihness, none of the fcks are getting nonewhere..
Donnie<<<<------i won't waste a dollar of my money his wack ***!
Mario Winans<<<<<<<-----why is he still around? dude can't sing for ***!!
Cheri Dennis<<<<-----she has potential
Elephant Man<<<-----he been fell off! give it up!
- Not surprising; never liked Diddy to begin with
puffy please stop peddling your tired wanna-be singers and go find some real fcking talent!
I want to hear Diddy's response to this. If this is true, Diddy need his azz wupped!!
This CHEAP SUCKA Needs To Shell Out Some Dolla's To Get That DOLPHIN Grill Fixed...
He Should Have Enough Money Saved Up To Get That GUM Reduction He's ALWAYS Been Wanting...
Instead Of Wastin Money On Proactiv This FISH EYED FOOL Needs To BE PROACTIVE About That Grill Because It Is TRULY A MESS.
hes always been a cheap *** nothing new.
That ain't HIS Son. That's AL B. Sure son he looks just like him.
Heard that Conrad had already put in his resignation from Bad Boy to work for this online producer website www.pmpworldwide.com
Diddy tried to offer him a substatial amount of money and he still turned it down...maybe Conrad knows something about Bad Boy's future that we don't. WMG's (Warner Music Group) stock is tankin and everybody knows the online game is killin those labels...LOL
Maybe Diddy is on his way out whether he likes it or not!!!
Boyz *** Da Hood- 20,000+
He played Shyne and Kain Cioffe. Kain is wit signed to Amerie's CD, Feenix Entertainment. Cassie sold 3 mil with singles and albums combined.
He needs the money to pay for child support for all of his little out-of-wedlock ***.
How sad, this is going to hurt Bad Boy record for sure... Maybe Diddy will try and get him back & increase his salary along with a sign on bonus... Conrad D is a very smart guy & he want have no problem getting another A & R job....
SexyCrazyCool: You are crackin me UP with the Sanford and Son picture and comments. LMBAO!!!
Any of those fools who keep trying to get with Bad Boy get what they deserve. He even smells cheap.
This is the same person who thinks making young kids walk for 24 hours and pick up his cheesecake makes a successful artist.
Tell that to legends like BB King that he had to walk to get cheesecake for some b!tch to be successful. Bwhahaha!! Please.
why you think hes rich plus he is a scorpio
SexyCrazyCool: I'm crackin up 2
and SoThenISaid: You are so right!!
NO SURPRISE!! HE DID MY BABIES "NE" DIRTY.
Hey,lets just say these words.....GREED,ME,and all about Me and then some as his pockets is getting fatter!
Thats his motto!!
He needs to write a book on how to get rich off signed artist and then *** all in the process.
Can't afford a raise My A*s! Cheap B!!
MAN IM TIR3D OF DIDDY; THINKIN HE DA ***..PSHH
COME ON THINK ABOUT IT.IS THIS REALLY A SURPRISE TO ANYONE?..NAME ONE ARTIST FROM BADBOY WHO HAS SOME REAL ISH TO SHOW FOR IT(NOT PLAY BALLIN) BUT REALLY DOING IT ..REALLY THINK ABOUT IT.....
I thought Slam was A & R too. When they showed him on "MTB4", i thought that's what they said about him. I feel really sorry for the "MTB4" guys. They are talented, but they are going to end up broke and/or in real trouble from messing with Diddy. Let's hope he didn't lock them up in any long-term contracts. As for Cassie, it think it's pretty obvious how she earns her keep. She's pretty, and very, very talented. Too bad she can't sing.
Cry all you want to, but most people can't understand what Diddy knew back in the days.
He didn't get paid for six months when he was started as an intern. He paid his dues and caught a break when an A&R persom quit on Andre Harell!
Most people can't understand working without getting paid for a while, so if you continue to work for someone else and not start your own business and rough it out for a minuet like Diddy did, you are always at someone's mercy!
as the lox stated in tha J-jerkin' u skit. "we'll be rapin' you, raping you, raping you !! that's how da shiny suit man do.
Man, He Got A Few ChildSupport Orders on his *** 2.What he look like increasing that mans money that help his artist sell albums thats retarted. lol. you know money funny when he retiring and redying them shiny azz suits. oh and them twins got so much extra skin, diddy and kimmy need to fire them big baby girls personal chef and feed them some sunflower seeds and water. Ciao
WHATS FUNNIER THAN DIDDY BEING A CHEAP SKATE IS CASSIE NOT GETTING BOOKED, LOL, AND I HEAR SHE IS WORKIG ON HER NEXT ALBUM!!!! HAHAHAHA!
***!! Well I guess I'll send my resume in tomorrow morning, lol!! I love Diddy so I'll just the the fact that I'm around him!!! I know I'm a *** for saying this but I can't help how I feel....but he is wrong for doing is A&R like that
Its call a budget people, because im a ceo of a company I look at it from a different view. He can find someone that will do the same amount of work for less i bet, to work for him looks good on the resume,even if its for 100k ayear
Repair your credit $14.95
LOL..Diddy is a monster in designer clothes..and as far as Cassie, Im not mad at her..shes using what she has to get what she wants..some women have brains and go to college and make a career for themselves..other women choose to get on their knees and give brain
Diddy bad boy label sucks. He don't have any artist worth listening to. He need to quit the music business and stick to his other business deals.
Why the hell did they mention Loon as an artist? I don't think anybody acknowledged him as a rapper. As far as Cassie she is kind of funny looking, with her flat face. I wouldn't consider her pretty at all but to each as own.That's sad what goes on in the music industry. I hope things work out for the A&R.
Diddy be taken peoples money. F*ck that ***! I would never sign with that loser.
oh please im not suprised at diddy cheap fake ***!he just sells people hype dreams and when he has the money he leave them.... imma take it back to the "free the lox"days...
I wouldn't be suprised if this is true. I NEVER LIKED DIDDY, I ALMOST DESPISE HIM. NO HATE. I can look up to him as a mogul and say great job, but as a person, I honestly don't like him. While I don't wish bad on him, I don't wish good neither.
look at diddy and how he looks and his attitude, he's a bizzness man! true he should pay what he owe but all them dame kids and child support charges a month yea i would probably hold back too. money goes fast! ask MC HAMMER!!!!
See thats sad as hell. You get jerked and underpaid by your own people. It's a got *** shame we got to do better. I believe this story for some reason beacuse its been too much fuss about this man cheating people out of there money. Everybody ain't lying. And he put him on blast with the cassie statement.LMFLYAO!
DIDDY IS A GENIOUS...MAKIN MONEY, SPENDIN MONEY, NOTHIN IN BETWEEN
We know you can afford it fugly azz!
baD bOY IN THe pUBLIC EYe, yeAH!!!
WOW..O' WELL WUTCHA GONNA DO NOW?
*** ya'll! That *** don't surprise me...next
THATS WHY NEW EDITION STOPPED FKN WITH HIM
HE'S NOT GIVING *** E ONE A CHANCE TO BALL HARDER THAN HIM :)
Cassie cant sing or dance
how tha *** does she get paid $50,000 4 sittin on her bony little ***???
man that *** me off
I never liked diddy to begin with
he sure don't have no *** problems spending his money on his ***'s and his *** *** babies!!
First of all people use your common sense. Badboy has no artists pulling major numbers like maybe def jam or columbia. There are no stars on his label. He's the biggest star and doesnt really sell. I believe that badboy would have what every other company has which is a budget and maybe they cant afford to shove out that kind of money when theyre not bringing enough in. Do you guys expect diddy to pay this guys salary out of his own self made fortune? get it together people. he can spend his own money however he pleases; hoes, parties, whatever. BUt please dont think he's paying the payroll of badboy out of his own pocket. that wouldnt make much sense.
Im not suprised...
Wow in your country there is still slavery?
:shock: @ brownsuga_delight... (lol)
I knew Diddy was cheap a long time ago, when he tried to offer his driver only $50,000 to take that gun rap for him. when he sittin on all them millions. I bet if he woulda offered that dude like a mil, dude woulda took the rap. Cheap *** [EXPLTIVE]!
craig mack the FIRST artist he tried to cheat coulda told you his azz was cheap mto. get *** real. there is a long azz line of folks AFTER mr. mack who coulda told you....
mary, faith, 112, the lox, carl thomas, total, loon, black rob, da band, mase (who came out of "retirement" AKA chasing trannies to honor his contract)....
dayum the list is long as all HELL...
new edition, g.dep, shyne...YUNG JOC TAKE NOTES YOUNG FELLA!!!! U TOO CASSIE! :)
if chris (aka notorious) was still alive i bet puff woulda burned bridges with his azz too. jan and faith BOTH say there wasn't much left to support his seeds with. i'm convinced he he must be paying voletta to *** the hell up. think about it: it is cheaper to pay HER than TWO baby momma's.....
How do you think Diddy stays rich, he will probably post the job on You Tube. Ha!
Since I am a HATER (Yes I said it and I claim it) and can't stand diddy's arrogant ***, I don't find this hard to believe. If this man can spend $1million on a birthday party, then I could see him giving this man a raise even if it were a couple grand, sumpthin'. I mean working for 10 years as the companies only A&R had to have been hard work.
Diddy has so many other ventures...it's crazy he couldn't come out of pocket. Plus look at how he treats his employees, he's arrogant and he's ignorant...that in itself his employees should be compensated for putting up with his over the top nasty attitude!